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How to fight depression as a caregiver – take charge. | downtown-houston

January 14, 2013

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A recent study found that there was less depression among dementia caregivers with similar characteristics. They found fewer depressive symptoms in caregivers with higher levels of education larger social support networks fewer health problems greater likelihood of using problem-focused coping and less likelihood of wishful thinking those taking care of dementia patients with fewer behavioral […]

10 Strategies for Dementia Caregiving | downtown-houston

January 13, 2013

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In 2006 the Greater Iowa Chapter Alzheimer’s Association published 10 real life strategies for dementia caregiving. Caregivers often use intuition to help decide what to do. Unfortunately, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is counter-intuitive.  Often the right thing to do is exactly opposite of  that which seems like the right thing to do. […]

Dementia diagnosis, how to uphold the dignity of the patient. | downtown-houston

January 13, 2013

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Anyone who has had a serious medical condition knows that getting medical care can seem dehumanizing.  According to Webster’s dictionary dignity is defined as “the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect”. It is important that members of the medical community, caregivers and family members work to uphold the dignity of the person with […]

Aging at home doesn’t need to be a pipe dream.

January 2, 2013

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We envision a world where patients experience the safest, high quality care where ever they are served.  Join us in discussing family care giving and resources available to you at Caregiver Junction. When asked, 80 to 90 percent of older people say they want to remain in their own homes as long as possible. Most […]

Undernutrition and the elderly, why do we care and what can we do about it? | BrightStar Downtown Houston

December 31, 2012

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We care about undernutrition in the elderly because each of us can make a difference in the lives of family and friends. Our bodies are very complex systems and a lack of nutrition means they don’t function properly.  Undernutrition makes infections worse because the body lacks anti-oxidants (to mop up harmful free radicals) and the […]

Who can benefit from in home health care | downtown-houston

December 19, 2012

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There are many things in life that can throw us for a loop but one of those at the top of the list must be the need for Home Health Care. Who could benefit from private duty home care? A family caring for an elderly, disabled or sick family member. A patient who has been […]

Dementia Caregiver Support in Houston

December 14, 2012

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Laura Wayman, author of A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, is coming to Houston again to work with those experiencing dementia in their own families.  The last time Laura was in town she got a standing ovation from every audience. This is sponsored by BrightStar Care of Downtown Houston Check out our Facebook page or Caregiver Junction for times of the […]